May of 2017 was the beginning of something special for the Women’s Empowerment Institute. Board President and founder Gina Avila (right) opened the very first Monthly Women’s Empowerment Group.
With courage and vulnerability, she shared with a group of 35 strong, unique individuals, parts of her life story which have shaped the person she is today.
The challenges she faced, along with support from strong and insightful women in her life, inspired her vision that is now the Women’s Empowerment Institute. When discussing the future of Monthly Women’s Empowerment Groups, she declared, “This is YOUR space.”
Following this powerful narrative, guest speaker Emeline Perez (left) took the floor to speak about how to approach interactions with an open mind. This intelligent woman asked the room to acknowledge the preconceived ideas about others when meeting someone for the first time. Conditioned by society, the room was encouraged to reflect on why we do this and challenge ourselves to approach situations with an open mind in the future with a different mindset.
These powerful discussions were a perfect Foundation for
what is sure to be a powerful series of monthly meetings.
A space to meet other women, share ideas, and build each other up… we hope you too can join us in the future!
Stay tuned for information concerning upcoming monthly meetings, in which New York Life will also continue to provide food and refreshments!